Chris Carlin comes to Philadelphia with nearly 20 years of experience in radio and television. He first broke into the business at WFAN, where he became the producer of the legendary “Mike & The Mad Dog” program at the age of just 24. Carlin remained in that role for seven years, while gaining experience as an on-air host.
In 2004, Carlin transitioned to a permanent on air-role, as host of the overnight show at the FAN briefly before joining “Imus in the Morning” as the show’s sportscaster in 2005. In 2007, he joined the “Boomer & Carton” morning program in a similar role, while hosting “The Morning Warmup”.
In March of 2008, Sportsnet New York launched “Loud Mouths,” a New York sports debate show, featuring Carlin and co-host Adam Schein. At the end of 2008, Carlin left WFAN and joined SNY full-time, where in addition to Loud Mouths, he hosted the New York Mets Pregame & Postgame shows for five years alongside former Mets pitcher Bob Ojeda.
In 2013, Carlin left the network’s Mets coverage to host “Geico Sportsnite,” a nightly sports highlight show.
Now in his 13th season, Carlin has served as the play-by-play announcer for Rutgers University Football and Men’s Basketball. He joined the football coverage in 2001, first as a sideline reporter, where he worked with Phillies play-by-play announcer Tom McCarthy along with future Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti. When McCarthy departed in 2004, Rutgers named Carlin his successor. In 2008, he added men’s basketball to his duties, which he called for eight seasons prior to joining WIP.
Philadelphia has just “10 to 20 percent chance” to host the 2018 NFL Draft, according to 94WIP’s Chris Carlin.